Sound Bites: Kent News, Feb. 20, 2017

Local News from iLoveKent for Monday, Feb. 20

Sound Bites: Kent News

Local News from iLoveKent for Monday, Feb. 20

Today is President’s Day so government offices, including the U.S. post office, will be closed today. Also, this week the Kent School District is closed for Presidents’ Break.

Water Lilies by Alice KaresCreate your own art at ‘Be Artful’ This Thurs., Feb. 23
On Thursday, February 23 the Interurban Center for the Arts will host ‘Be Artful,’ an annual fundraiser that raises money for art docent programs in local elementary schools, including 15 Kent schools. At this year’s event, participants will get the opportunity to create their own art with the guidance of three local artists. Learn more about the event here.

Tacoma Stars to host Kent Business Night This Fri., Feb. 24
Join the fun as the KDP Raptors take on the Kent Asteroids prior to the Tacoma Stars game on Fri., Feb. 24. Tickets are $11 each and include a pregame social, the local business scrimmage and the Stars’ game against the Chicago Mustangs. Suites are available for fans, groups and companies. Learn more here.

NEW–4Culture to host “office hours” on the third Tuesday of each month
4Culture is coming to Kent to hold office hours at the library the third Tuesday of the month from 10 AM to 2 PM, starting Feb. 21. Staff will be on hand to talk to people about 4Culture resources, so bring your questions, ideas and plans. No need to RSVP or register.

NEW–City seeks artists for Kent Summer Art Exhibit
The City has put a call out for prints, photographs, paintings and other types of artwork for a juried exhibit, the Kent Summer Art Exhibit, at the Centennial Center Gallery. The works will be on display from June 7 through Aug. 24. All artwork selected for the exhibit is eligible for City Art Purchase Awards and Kent Arts Commission Exhibit Awards. Click here to apply.